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About Old Hickory Beach
Old Hickory Beach sits along the lengthy shoreline of Old Hickory Lake. The day-use area is perfect for visitors looking to spend a day on the lake or lounging on the beach. Entertaining is easy with a large group picnic shelter accommodating up to 100 guests and grills for cooking out. Birders can find a mix of waterfowl, wading birds, migratory songbirds and the occasional Blue heron or Snowy egret. Other wildlife in the area includes wild turkey, rabbits and white-tailed deer. Natural Features: Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir created by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam on the Cumberland River. The lake is named after former president Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his tough and aggressive personality. Recreation: Swimming and sailing are popular activities on the lake, while anglers will find an abundant population of catfish, crappie and bass for exceptional bank and boat fishing. Hikers can explore the 1.1-mile Old Hickory Lake Nature Trail, featuring three loops (the Woodland Loop, Willow Swamp Loop and the Wildlife Loop), covering varying terrain. Facilities: The Old Hickory shoreline offers a sandy swimming beach, a playground for the kids and a boat ramp. Nearby Attractions: Take in the nightlife of downtown Nashville if city entertainment beckons. Or stick with the great outdoors and sit on the fishing piers at Rockland, Sanders Ferry, Shutes Branch, and Bledsoe Creek State Park. The lake is also near the Hermitage, the plantation where U.S. President Andrew Jackson lived in the early 1800s.
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Old Hickory Beach is located in Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee
36.288 N
-86.657 W
Get Directions
Go east of Nashville, TN, on I-40; exit onto Old HickoryBlvd N; turn right onto Bridgeway Drive., Just before crossing the Cumberland River, turn left onto Swinging Bridge Road, then right onto Burnett Road. Follow signs into recreation area.
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Old Hickory Beach

Old Hickory Beach Day Use Area is not what I would consider a hidden gem..that being said if you like swimming in lake water this is a nice enough area.

Roughly 8 miles from I65 in Hendersonville, Tn I didn't see any signage on the way in but my phone map located the area with no issue. Sorta out of the way and past an industrial area, not exactly picturesque, but gets the job done.

Boat ramp, fishing, picnic and beach areas, no camping. 5$ for beach access and no dogs in the beach area.

Almost forgot to mention an interesting business I saw on the way out.

The Skulls Saloon, now the name would indicate a certain clientele….but, it was closed with no vehicles in the parking lot to help me base my stereotype off of ;) AND was in the industrial business area, (which is actually pretty smart lease wise, but also a place you would find a certain type of bar) Dunno……….